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Sherlock Holmes

Character Created by: Sir Author Conan Doyle
Notable Appearances:
Numerous Novels, Short Stories, as well as various Movies and Television Series based on the original work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Job Title : Consulting Detective
Status: Single
Affiliations: consultant to the London Police, French Police, Scotland Yard, and various other branches of 19th century law-enforcement; friend to various European Royalty
Specialty: Logical Reasoning (Inductive, Abductive, and Deductive Reasoning)

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
(1940s film adaptations)

Appearance in popular media :
..Sherlock Holmes has appeared in 4 novels and 56 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from 1887-1927. This body of work comprises the canon of Sherlock Holmes.
..a stage production evolved from the popularity of the written works in 1899, as portrayed by William Gillette who wrote, directed, as well as starred in the popular productions
..Since 1900, Sherlock Holmes is the single most frequently filmed fictional character with almost 200 film appearances to date. Only Count Dracula comes close to matching his record.
..The most recent major film productions to date are 2 movie features planned for 2009 -- one stars Robert Downey, Jr. (Holmes) and Jude Law (Watson), and is directed by Guy Ritchie with an announced budget of US 80 Million dollars, to be distributed by Warner Brothers.
..The other film in 2009 is a comedy to be produced by Columbia Pictures, and stars Sacha Baron Cohen (of Borat fame).

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..In television, the most recent notable adaptation of Holmesian saga is the Granada Television production which ran 41 episodes (each of 50 to 120 minutes) from 1984-1994. It starred Jeremy Brett as Holmes, and 2 actors -- David Burke and subsequently Edward Hardwicke -- as Watson. Regrettably, the premature death of actor Jeremy Brett in 1995 had prevented a complete translation into film of the entire body of work by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
..Further in television, a 2009 60-minute episode is in production by the BBC. It is intended as a pilot for a potential series. A contemporary remake, it features a present-day Holmes and Watson operating in modern-day London.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)
The Complete DVD Box Set

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and transferred from the original negatives, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark 1980s television series starring Jeremy Brett.

All the classic tales are here, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty. <click to see more>

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (Hardcover)
The Annotated Novels

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes:
The Novels (Hardcover)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Editor: Leslie S. Klinger

Eminent attorney Leslie S. Klinger examines the 4 novels featuring the master detective: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear.

Klinger provides clear definitions of obscure terms and pithy discussions of the issues that have puzzled and delighted Holmes fans for generations. The ample use of illustrations adds to the enjoyment.

A must-have for any serious mystery fan, this edition will stand as the benchmark for generations to come.
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The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)
The Complete Adventures & Memoirs

The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This is a facsimile edition of the original 24 Sherlock Holmes stories from London's The Strand Magazine, written between 1891 and 1893, with black and white illustrations by Sidney Paget, in Hardcover.

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Complete Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)(Wordsworth Library Collection)
Authorized by the Author's Estate

Complete Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)
(Wordsworth Library Collection)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This volume, authorized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, contains all 4 full-length novels and all 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. At over a thousand pages, the weighty tome is a perfect gift for budding amateur sleuths.

Doyle never revealed much about Holmes's early life, but the joy of reading the complete Holmes is assembling the trivia of each story into something like a portrait of the detective and his creator. By the end of the long journey through London and across Europe (with a long stopover at Reichenbach Falls), one is apt to have found a friend for life.
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The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective (Hardcover)
An Illustrated Guide to the cases

The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective (Hardcover) Author: Bruce Wexler

This unique companion book is a collector's dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit Victorian London -- the world of the all-time greatest detective. The book brings to life the elements of Holmes's success, the crime scene of his day, his history in film and television, and the present-day Holmes legacy. Featured throughout are famous figures such as Holmes's faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson; his nemesis, Professor Moriarity; and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection (1944)(5 DVDs)
14 Films on 5 Discs

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection (1944)(5 DVDs)

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection stars Basil Rathbone as the legendary Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as the venerable Dr. John H. Watson. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection is comprised of all 14 classic films on 5 discs: The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, The Voice Of Terror, The Secret Weapon, Sherlock Holmes In Washington, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, The Spider Woman, The Scarlet Claw, Pearl Of Death, House Of Fear, The Woman In Green, Pursuit To Algiers, Terror By Night, Dressed To Kill. <click to see more>

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Short Stories Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
The Annotated Short Stories Vol. 1

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes:
The Short Stories Vol. 1 (Hardcover)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Editor: Leslie S. Klinger

When it was first published in 2004, Editor Klinger's annotated Holmes Short Stories Volume 1 stirred a Sherlockian sensation.

Inside, readers will find the short stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; a wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details; tantalizing new theories; 450-plus illustrations. All of which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales ever produced.
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Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
The Master Detective vs. Arsene Lupin

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
(Windows Vista/XP/2000)(DVD-ROM)(Mystery/Adventure PC Game)

Enter the world of 19th Century London as Master Detective Sherlock Holmes in an adventure against Arsene Lupin, a young French burglar who comes to town with one goal - defy Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes. You must stop Lupin from perpetrating his crime spree to help save England from terrible humiliation!

The most famous monuments in London become the setting of your investigation, hundreds of works of art have been faithfully reproduced for you to admire along the way. Works with mose modern PC systems.
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Sherlock Holmes Trilogy (Awakened, Silver Earring, Mystery of the Mummy)
3 Windows Mystery/Adventure Games
featuring the Master Detective

Sherlock Holmes Trilogy (Awakened, Silver Earring, Mystery of the Mummy)
(Windows Vista/XP/2000)(DVD-ROM)(Mystery/Adventure PC Game)

Enter 19th Century London as the Master Detective Sherlock Holmes in this boxed set featuring 3 Mystery/Adventure games that will guarantee hours of thrilling puzzles steeped in intrigue and mystery.

Along the way to unraveling the crimes, you get to explore Victorian London, magnificently and faithfully reproduced in 3D. <click to see more>

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
Licensed by the Author's Estate

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
(Windows, Mac OS X)(CD-ROM)(Mystery/Puzzle Solving)

This highly-rated game features 16 intriguing cases involving mysteries from theft, to espionage, to ancient curses, and, of course, murder!

Visit over 40 locations in Victorian London, explore storylines featuring regular characters from holmesian tradition, solve dozens of puzzles and minigames by uncovering clues as you sift through hidden objects!

A wonderful way to immerse youself in the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series (1954)(3 DVDs)
39 Episodes on 3 Discs

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series (1954)(3 DVDs)

39 specially written, thirty-minute TV Sherlock Holmes' films made starring Ronald Howard as Holmes and Howard Marion as Watson. They were produced by Sheldon Reynolds and filmed and scored in France. Ronald Howard was the son of the actor Leslie Howard, with whom he appeared in Pimpernel Smith. Howard Marion-Crawford is one of those rare Holmes-Watson actors. This delightful collection of adventures infuses the wonderful Holmes mysteries with fresh energy and vigor that provides hours of thrilling entertainment. Each disk is prefaced with an introduction by Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings) who re-invigorated the role of Holmes in later features. <click to see more>

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Short Stories Vol. 2 (Hardcover)
The Annotated Short Stories Vol. 2

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes:
The Short Stories Vol. 2 (Hardcover)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Editor: Leslie S. Klinger

When it was first published in 2004, Editor Klinger's annotated Holmes Short Stories Volume 1 stirred a Sherlockian sensation.

Inside Volume 2, readers will find the short stories from The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; a wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details; tantalizing new theories; 450-plus illustrations. All of which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales ever produced. <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories (Bantam Classic) Vol.1 (Paperback)
The Complete Novels & Stories

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories (Bantam Classic) Vol.1 (Paperback) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created.

Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. 1088 pages. <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
The Manhunt Begins

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
(Windows Vista/XP)(DVD-ROM)(Mystery/Adventure PC Game)

Presented in full 3D, you get to explore 19th Century London as never before as you witness the sights, sounds and grim realities of the late Victorian era -:

A horrible series of murders are uncovered in the eastern district of London and the police have no serious leads. As Sherlock Holmes, you dive into the dark, grim streets of London on the macabre trail of Jack the Ripper. During this terrifying adventure, you will attempt to shed some light on the mystery that shrouds the identity and motive of the infamous killer. Works with mose modern PC systems.
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Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Magnifying Glass Wall Clock (Black Frame)
Themic wallclock for the afficionado

Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Magnifying Glass Wall Clock (Black Frame)

From WatchBuddy comes this large 10 inch diameter wallclock with precision quartz movement and a
two-year warranty.

Telling time becomes elementary when you consider the themic design reminiscent of the detective stories of old. Featured design is a Pipe Cigar and Magnifying Glass from Sherlock Holmes lore. <click to see more>

 

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) (DVD) By Steven Spielberg
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) (DVD)
By Steven Spielberg, Stars Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox

This 1985 adventure directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and written by Chris Columbus (Gremlins) may not have much to do with the Sherlock Holmes of Arthur Conan Doyle's invention, but it is a delightful and somewhat unexpected combination of exciting elements: Victorian-era, foggy-London mystique, Gothic horror, and Indiana Jones-like exotica. Nicholas Rowe plays Holmes as a schoolboy at a boarding academy for young men. Paired with the owlish, reticent young Watson (Alan Cox), Holmes embarks on the solution of a mystery that involves a hallucinatory and lethal drug, and a religious cult celebrating ancient Egyptian rites of mummification. <click to see more>

The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
Exploring the Legend of Sherlock

The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback) By Marvin Kaye (author)

This book by novelist/anthologist Kaye is a compilation of good-natured lampoons, clever spoofs and somewhat academic examinations of Sherlock Holmes's cases. No matter what form the considerations take, all are motivated by an obvious affection for the Great Detective. The ponderings include a reflection by Dr. Joseph Bell, who was Arthur Conan Doyle's teacher and the model for Sherlock Holmes. Also included is Kaye's lengthy "Histrionic Holmes," a study of Holmes's skill and technique as an actor... <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes 6" Action Figure
Superhero of Victorian-era London

Sherlock Holmes 6" Action Figure

Historic Action Figures. How do you tell a real superhero? It ain't because he has kung-fu moves, or looks good in tights. The historical giants in our superhero collection, reduced to 5" to 6" tall plastic figures, wear their contemporary dress. Thus confined, they're limited to moving limbs and heads, with some being more motile than others. These superheroes are actual historical figures, though, rather than Hollywood heroes. The figures include fascinating facts and short biographies on the back of the package.
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Sherlock Holmes Little Thinker 11" Plush Doll
Elementary.. .. or perhaps, Pre-nursery?

Sherlock Holmes Little Thinker
11" Plush Doll with Pipe and
Magnifying Glass

This little plush Sherlock Holmes is adorable and is the perfect gift for any Sherlock Holmes enthusiast. He sits nicely on a shelf and comes with his trademark pipe and has his *real* magnifying glass in hand. When it's time to solve crime, he stands to his full 11" to pursue the latest villain!

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Sherlock Holmes Mouse Pad Smoking Pipe Black & White
The Master Detective at your fingertips

Sherlock Holmes Mouse Pad
Smoking a Pipe, Black & White

This mousepad is 8-1/2" x 7" in size and is 1/8" thick. It features a portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine 1891 accompanying the short story "The Man with the Twisted Lip".

It is made of a cloth top on a soft rubber base, which makes it ideal for all types of mice (works equally well with ball-mice and optical mice).

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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)
The Complete DVD Box Set

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and transferred from the original negatives, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark 1980s television series starring Jeremy Brett.

All the classic tales are here, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty. <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)
The Complete DVD Box Set

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and transferred from the original negatives, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark 1980s television series starring Jeremy Brett.

All the classic tales are here, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty. <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)
The Complete DVD Box Set

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and transferred from the original negatives, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark 1980s television series starring Jeremy Brett.

All the classic tales are here, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty. <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)
The Complete DVD Box Set

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and transferred from the original negatives, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark 1980s television series starring Jeremy Brett.

All the classic tales are here, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty. <click to see more>

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)
The Complete DVD Box Set

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (12 DVDs)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and transferred from the original negatives, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark 1980s television series starring Jeremy Brett.

All the classic tales are here, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty. <click to see more>

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